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religion. the hui themselves don't see it that way. they see themselves as the descendants of the earliest muslims in china, who were arabs, persians, turks, some mongolian muslims and others. narrator: geographer chai yangwei grew up near here. he returned to china to attend beijinuniversity. day in lanzhou, he's back exploring hui culture in a wholesale market. spichas alwa been on of theost important prodts tradedt the maet. chaiangw meetseen on wi ma zhenan, a hui muslim. ma is a spice trader. manyf these spices were brought over the silk road from the west from as far away as the uighur autonomous region,r qingi. a han chinese couple come to purchase tea. it is of high quality, so they buy a whole box. ( gro(pspeaking chineseh)nese ) translator: i used to be a laborer, but i steeled myself to make the move and become a trader. at first i sold fur and wool-- very traditional for a muslim trader. now, though, i buy spice from the west. sometimes i go to tibet to buy my spices. the furs i get from as far away as russia. narrator: ma lives with his fami in a muslim residential district. t
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